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      April 14, 2020

      Tuesday  12:10 PM

      1200 E. Marshall St.
      Richmond, Virginia

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      Real Life Film Series: Merchants of Doubt

      Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to screenings of engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussions about how the subject matter relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health. Speakers with expertise in the film's topic lead the group in lively discussion about the science and issues explored in the film. 

      The series is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. For special accommodations, or to register offline, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at mackta@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0017.
      Schedule

      Give Me a Shot of Anything
      Sept. 17, 5–7 p.m.
      Larrick Student Center
      Court End Ballroom 
      Follow a street doctor and his team as they make house calls to the homeless, offering their patients hope and a chance to feel whole again.

      A buffet-style dinner will be provided, first come, first served.

      This event is held in conjunction with the VCU Common Book program. The 2019–20 common book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, follows eight families in Milwaukee struggling to keep their homes and explores a larger eviction crisis happening nationwide.

      The Bleeding Edge
      Oct. 15, 12:10–1 p.m.
      Tompkins-McCaw Library
      Lecture Room 2-010
      Look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

      Doctor Diaries
      Nov. 12, 12:10–1 p.m.
      Health and Wellness Library
      Gateway Building
      Follow seven doctors on their journey starting at Harvard Medical School in 1987 to where they are now.

      The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution
      Feb. 13, 5–7 p.m.
      Larrick Student Center
      Court End Ballroom
      A poignant look at the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to health care for all Americans.

      Dinner will be provided, first come, first served. Sheryl Garland, chief of health impact at VCU Health, will facilitate a discussion of the film following the screening.

      Stumped
      March 19, 12:10–1 p.m.
      Tompkins-McCaw Library
      Lecture Room 2-010
      A patient agrees to undergo an experimental double-arm transplant in the hope of reclaiming his independence despite grave risks. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Dr. Brian Le, VCU Health, Department of Surgery.
      Cancelled

      Merchants of Doubt
      April 14, 12:10–1 p.m.
      Health and Wellness Library
      Gateway Building
      Look at the pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, tobacco and climate change. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Dana Ladd, Health and Wellness Librarian.
      Register for this April 14 event.

      Films are from VCU Libraries' holdings and may be checked out for personal or class use at Tompkins-McCaw Library, 509 N. 12th St. Some films can be streamed through VCU Libraries' Kanopy database.
      Sponsors

      This series is presented by VCU Libraries and University Student Commons and Activities.

      Image: Real Life Film Series 2019–20 montage, by Emily Kundrot.

      Categories: Kids & Family | Film | University & Alumni

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